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Quick Take: Falcons (8-4) at Saints (6-6)

Last meeting
On Nov. 9, Matt Ryan passed for 248 yards and two touchdowns as the Falcons leveled the Saints, 34-20.

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The Saints have won four of the past five matchups to trim the Falcons' overall series lead to 44-34. See a breakdown of the last five meetings.

Last week
New Orleans' playoff hopes went on life support after a disheartening 23-20 loss in Tampa. ... Atlanta overcame three turnovers and won at San Diego, 22-16.

Keep your eye on ...
Divisional blues: The Saints have played their worst this season against NFC South opponents. They are just 1-3 overall, with that one win coming in the season-opener against the Bucs. The Falcons, meanwhile, have struggled against divisional opponents on the road, losing both games by the score of 24-9.

The rise of Douglas: Atlanta's offense has really taken off during its two-game winning streak and Harry Douglas is a major reason for that resurgence. The rookie out of Louisville has seven catches for 105 yards and three total touchdowns (one receiveing, one rushing, one punt return) in the last two weeks.

Bush's explosiveness: In the first meeting between these teams, Reggie Bush was sidelined with an injured knee. This time around, Bush will play and is looking to improve on what was a lackluster performance in his first game back last Sunday.

Did you know?
Falcons WR Roddy White has caught a TD pass in three consecutive games vs. New Orleans. ... Atlanta's Chevis Jackson had his first career interception in the earlier meeting. ... Lance Moore is riding a six-game streak with at least one touchdown. ... The Saints have lost only one home game this year.

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